Jan 6, 2011

Celebrating 3 Kings (Epiphany) with shoes left in the window

On Jan. 6th, the feast of the visit of the wise men to the baby Jesus marks the end of the Christmas season.  The video below shows how this is celebrated around the world.  In our home, my children put their shoes in the window the night before.  This morning, they found cash inside.  Originally, one puts straw or carrots inside the shoes for the animals used by the kings to get a present.

Whether the visit was historical or theological, the gifts given are rich in imagery, symbolism and meaning.  Gold for the King of kings.  Incense for the Priest of priests.  Myrrh for the Sacrifice of sacrifices.
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2011/01/celebrating-3-kings-epiphany-shoes-in.html

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